107.3 The Wave WNWV Becomes AAA Boom 107.3 Cleveland | December 28, 2009 | 3 Comments Previous Format: Smooth Jazz New Format: AAA Date & Time Of Change: December 28, 2009 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Note: Soon after launch, the station was renamed V107.3 due to a copyright claim on the Boom name. http://formatchange.com/audio/393.mp3 Related Posts 95.5 WCLV moves to 104.9 No Comments | Jul 3, 2001 96.5 WKDD Moves to 98.1, Making Way For WAKS 2 Comments | Jul 3, 2001 99X Cleveland Launches No Comments | May 23, 2012 92.3 The Fan Debuts No Comments | Aug 29, 2011 3 Comments Joe King November 15, 2010 Reply WHAT COPYRIGHT NAME??? CANADA HAS BOOM 97.3 IN TORONTO! IS THIS A NORTH AMERICAN COPYRIGHT? OR JUST AN AMERICAN ONE??? WHO HAS THE RIGHTS???? Lance November 16, 2010 Reply CBS has a US Trademark for the “Boom” moniker via its use on the HD2 of 96.5 KJAQ Seattle. Myron Falwell July 23, 2012 Reply Ironically, they could have taken “The Lake” name, as Elyria-Lorain owned – and still owns – WLKR-FM in Norwalk, which sports its’ own AAA format, largely programmed by Dial-Global but voice-tracked locally. “Boom” was supposedly a second choice, to honor legendary WMMS announcer Len “Boom” Goldberg, but after CBS threw the cease-and-desist (allegedly, no one at Elyria-Lorain checked to see if there was a copyright) it went to “107.3 Cleveland”, then to “V-107.3”, and finally, “107-3 CLE” was sparingly used. The AAA format never had any consistent branding for the entire time it was on the air. The launch date was intended to have been a week later, right into the new year, but was hastened after news of the switch leaked early into WNWV’s corporate sister, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. Thus, the 12 hours of a ticking clock, the inaccurate “WNWV HD-2” ID and the (VERY) subdued intro. Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name:* Email Address:* Website: Comment:* Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.